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Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven

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Yale University Art Gallery displays art from nearly all cultures, but it's most famous for its collection of early Italian paintings, African sculptures, and modern art. Located in several buildings on the university campus, the gallery also houses world-renowned collections of American decorative and fine arts from as far back as the 17th century. Of particular note is the small collection of rare American silver. Opened in 1832, the gallery recently underwent renovations to connect three separate galleries while maintaining their distinct architectural styles; it reopened in 2012. For travelers who use our world travel planner, New Haven holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Yale University Art Gallery and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • New haven is a beautiful city but with few things to do, this museum is a great surprise and perfectly complement our half-day trip: - completely free – excellent facilities, modern, functional and with free wifi - small but very good collection of pieces of all kinds (Africa, Roman greco, something Mexico and Peru, Asia, etc.)-close to the visitors center yale and the ancient University (unlike other museums of the University)
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  • The gallery is a wonderful place to visit. Spread seamlessly across three buildings and a small outdoor sculpture garden the collection is easy to view. Some of the artwork and artifacts are impressiv...  more »
  • It was very nice to walk around. A special place with history where many big names have studied. And a place that the decor is multiple movies and of course Gilmore girls:)
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  • This is a fantastic little secret in CT. Picasso in New Haven! Picasso + Pepe's Pizza = perfection. Great for kids. My toddlers have been exposure to fantastic, diverse fine art, plus contemporary, local art. And here's the best thing: it's FREE!
  • Huge and high quality. You could spend all day in here. There's a large variety of art ranging from African Masks to Greek Sculptures to Postmodernism so you're likely to find something that interests you.
  • Varied collection from different parts of the world. Really nice pieces in each gallery. Free to get in (at least on the Saturday we visited). Fair amount of steps/stairs, but there are plenty of elevators for access. Worth a stop if you are in New Haven.
  • One of my favorite museums. Amazing collection of art, similar artists than what you would see at the MoMA or other renowned museums. Best, it is free!
  • Unassuming art gallery. Lovely amounts of lovely art works from around the world. Highly recommend! Also friendly staff. Apart from the fantastic art work on display, beautiful architecture.

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